[DONIPHAN’S EXPEDITION]. HUGHES, John T. Doniphan’s Expedition; Containing an Account of the Conquest of New Mexico; General Kearney’s Overland Expedition to California; Doniphan’s Campaign Against the Navajos; His Unparalleled March upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the Operation of General Price at Santa Fe. With a Sketch of the Life of Col. Doniphan. Illustrated with Plans of Battle Fields, a Map, and Fine Engravings. Cincinnati: Published by J.A. & U.P. James, Walnut St., Between Fourth and Fifth, 1848. [i-ii] iii-xii, 13-407 [1, blank] pp., engraved portraits of Doniphan and Sterling Price, folding map (A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon 1848; 35.3 x 26 cm). 12mo (19.5 x 13 cm), original gilt-pictorial brown cloth, blind-stamped and gilt decorated, spine gilt-lettered. Spine ends chipped, upper joint starting, waterstained. Interior moderately waterstained throughout, map with fold splits (no losses). With ink signature of T.W. Park on front pastedown and Warren Howell’s pencil note on rear pastedown.
Second and best edition, second issue. This issue adds the portrait of Price and the list of illustrations as specified in Howes. Cowan, I, p. 115; II, p. 295n. Connor & Faulk 434. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 80. Fifty Texas Rarities 32n: “This expedition, which ended by land at Matamoros, is still considered one of the most brilliant long marches ever made; the force, with no quartermaster, paymaster, commissary, uniforms, tents, or even military discipline, covered 3,600 miles by land and 2,000 by water, all in the course of 12 months.” Flake 4126. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 149. Graff 2005. Howes H769. Plains & Rockies IV:134:3. Rader 1970. Rittenhouse 311: “A classic work on the expedition along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican-American War.” Saunders 2972. Tutorow 3589.